Most TBI Patients Experience Vision Issues

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Here’s an interesting statistic: 74 percent of patients with TBI have self-reported complaints with their vision, according to The Bayonet. The issues are wide ranging, from binocular vision dysfunction to blurred distance vision, and light sensitivity.

I personally still deal with light sensitivity issues from my concussion in April. Bright lights feel like they are “turned up” or brighter than normal, and at night this can make car lights blinding.

Most of these visual issues go undiagnosed. Many still test at 20/20 vision, but the more subtle effects on regular activities such as reading or writing can be extensive. This just shows how important notifying your health care provider to any issues following an injury can be. Without telling someone qualified, it is possible vision complications can become a lifelong issue.

 

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